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I Have Very Low Self-esteem

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    WHATS the Point - I DONT KNOW WHY I AM HERE.MY LIFES A SHAMBLES. I USED TO BE HAPPY GO LUCKY AND MARRIED TO A PRINCE CHARMING.HE WAS ALL I HAD DREAMED OF MY WHOLE LIFE.THINGS...
    kathtlb kathtlb 61-65, F 2 Responses Oct 10, 2008

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    Body Dysmorphia? I Sure Hope So - I have always thought I was fat and high school reinforced the fact. Although i only weighed about 145 lbs and was 5'7, I constantly blamed my...
    juneaux24 juneaux24 26-30 3 Responses Aug 13, 2009

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    Falling While Soaring - I thought you loved me until the day you said those words that tore my heart apart. Those words said you could never love me for who I had become. I could...
    DangerousFeather DangerousFeather 16-17, F Mar 27, 2012

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    People change but I don't. I've been always this insecure since years ago. Those past years where I looked fat with my weird face shape-it's not an oval nor a square, it's in...
    ihopetobepretty ihopetobepretty 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 14

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    Body Dysmorphia? I Sure Hope So - I have always thought I was fat and high school reinforced the fact. Although i only weighed about 145 lbs and was 5'7, I constantly blamed my...
    juneaux24 juneaux24 26-30 2 Responses Aug 13, 2009

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    It's Not The Inside It's The Outside - This story isn't necessarily about me. I used to know one girl who had been my role model for a long time. She was perfect got perfect grades...
    DangerousFeather DangerousFeather 16-17, F Mar 27, 2012

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    It Is the Same As the "I Have Low Self-esteem" Group - Only it is "I have very low self-esteem" 
    Hairstyle Hairstyle 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 16, 2008

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    The Abyss Is Calling Me.......... - I can't remember a time when I even remotely liked myself. I like Nothing about me. People tell me I am pretty with a good body, I'm 5'4 &...
    sumanitutanka sumanitutanka 46-50, F 9 Responses Aug 27, 2009

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    So There's This Guy... - and it feels like every story involving me feeling bad about myself centers around a man. The ones who felt like propping themselves up at my expense and...
    awesomechica awesomechica 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 3, 2010

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    I Want Confidence! - i was born to a family of nine, including my parents. i have seven siblings, i'm the fifth. all my siblings are super brilliant and intelligent, while i'm not...
    hitsushiro hitsushiro 18-21, F Jan 23, 2012

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    I don't know where the hell it originated from. I used to believe in myself, but I lost that. I never really had much confidence. Probably because I was emotionally abused by my...
    NeonPurple NeonPurple 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    It almost seems more comfortable to have low self esteem instead of getting your hopes up and feeling confident only to be crushed again. I guess what I am saying is it is easier...
    Offing Offing 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    With my first real post I want to be honest and open up with something that has been bothering me for years. I am sure several people post similar things but this is my honest and...
    SkipperSkips SkipperSkips 31-35, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Truth is I don't think I've ever had any Self Esteem or Confidence. I say that only because looking back throughout my life I cannot recall a time where I was truly okay with being...
    needinganescape needinganescape 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    Throughout my entire life, I've struggled with self esteem. From childhood through my sophomore year in college, I was always teased and was the main topic for everyone's cruel and...
    Paul1538 Paul1538 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 25

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    Always have had low self-esteem. When people say I'm beautiful or pretty I automatically shut it down. I look in the mirror and see so many flaws and things I wish I could change...
    93rp 93rp 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    It's that usual low-self esteem caused by worries. The worries of not being able to meet expectations despite disliking expectations and preferring to go wherever I please...afraid...
    Katami Katami 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    I have very low self esteem. I get so depressed because of how I feel about myself I wind up taking it out on my boyfriend. When I do it makes him feel like **** and like I think...
    markiealex markiealex 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    I have really low self esteem, it is reaching the point where I don't even want to go out and socialize because I don't feel good enough.
    MissMisunderstood1 MissMisunderstood1 16-17, F 6 Responses Mar 28

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    I have very low self esteem... I waste hours dreaming of the beautiful body and intelligent mind I've always wanted, I grow more jaded every day from the venom in my envy of my...
    Jillianchn Jillianchn 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 28

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    I've pretty much had low self esteem since the age of 6, I got put down a lot about my weight when I was a kid and that I had a few learning difficulties. I'm 15 now and I still...
    venetiaroses venetiaroses 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I have the lowest self-esteem. Let's see. I spent most of my childhood up until the age of 12 sitting around at home, supposedly "home schooled." By the time I started 7th grade at...
    tgf12 tgf12 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    I have the lowest self-esteem. Let's see. I spent most of my childhood up until the age of 12 sitting around at home, supposedly "home schooled." By the time I started 7th grade at...
    tgf12 tgf12 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    I have such low self esteem, my family is constantly telling me that I don't give myself enough credit. It's hard not looking at myself and seeing a **** person. Because I AM a...
    ksnaps ksnaps 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    extreme low self esteem... im pretty socially awkward because of this and i stutter a lot she i talk to people who i feel have more social status than me. also, i have extreme...
    nataliekatherine nataliekatherine 13-15 1 Response Mar 18

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    my self esteem is so low and I can't find out why I'm like this. I pick out every single little flaw I can find, and I'm so brainwashed that everyone else around me notices...
    megtayl0rr megtayl0rr 16-17, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I've been in a relationship with a committed guy for close to 4years who is soon to tie a knot, I'm so afraid to leave and move on, I'm so afraid to fall in love again, I'm so...
    LadyMayah LadyMayah 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I consider myself to be a fairly attractive young man. But my self confidence pretty low when it comes to asking the opposite sex out. And when the opportunity arises for me to ask...
    beyondreach89 beyondreach89 22-25, M 1 Response a week ago

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    when I look in the mirror...... I've never been told I was pretty, over the years I've never been given a reason to think i was beautiful, pretty, or anywhere near it, but people...
    musiclover122 musiclover122 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    Some days I can't get out of bed... Not because I'm lazy but I feel so down I don't want to see anyone. I have a boyfriend and says lovely things about me but I can't see it and i...
    nawpjh nawpjh 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    I can't help it. When I hear people laughing, I think they're laughing at me. I always think people are talking about me when they're in groups and I usually am too shy to ask a...
    123peppy 123peppy 16-17, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Always have ........ Any suggestions?
    onesmrtrn onesmrtrn 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    I recently ended a relationship with someone and they used my weaknesses about myself against me. The words used have hurt me beyond belief and I dont know how to get them out of...
    mdvettech mdvettech 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I was abused horribly by my father from as for back as I can remember (my first memory was being punched in the chest) and at the same time bullied in school because of my deformed...
    dacraww dacraww 22-25, M 1 Response a week ago

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    And I have no reason to. I was blessed with a fast metabolism and size 0 waist, people call me pretty, I get hit on when I go out. But I've always found a way to hate the way I...
    breeziibee breeziibee 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    A lot of the time I feel worthless. I have never had many true friends. Mostly just two faced liars. I feel like I'm ugly. I have scars, a curved back, messed up teeth, psorios, a...
    dacraww dacraww 22-25, M 4 Responses Mar 19

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    I don't know how it reached this point. I've certainly never had anyone make me feel worthless--I have a loving, supportive family and have never been bullied by my peers or...
    rlc91 rlc91 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    It really doesn't help when the person I think I'm falling for doesn't have any romantic feelings for me. And I don't mean like he only sees me as a friend. I mean the only...
    ThisIsMordor ThisIsMordor 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    Don't think about it too much too much.
    melrose11 melrose11 18-21, F Mar 16

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    I did it again. I cut. It felt good, but it's wrong. And I know it. Someone please help me. I just can seem to see straight. My life is full of so many problems. I just want...
    JamieCutsEmo JamieCutsEmo 16-17 1 Response Mar 16

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    I feel like Everyone's better than I am, idk why:/
    chaaayy chaaayy 18-21, F 7 Responses Mar 20

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    Dose anyone like 4 1/2 inch dicks .... I feel like no one dose...
    CASTbox CASTbox 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 22

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    Yeah pretty much :/ everyone here is so nice but for some reason people (boys especially) don't see that. Plus family doesn't really help considering they pick at my flaws 24/7...
    suzannah98 suzannah98 16-17, F 5 Responses Mar 28

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    I am sooooo ugly, or average which is ugly in my book, bleh
    Danchou Danchou 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 7

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    A was with this guy who destroyed my confidence I now feel fat and ugly and worthless because I wasn't good enough for him.
    grimesfoster grimesfoster 18-21, F Apr 7

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    Kids at school make fun of me on how I look and act ugh why should I bother being nice in school
    Nny7 Nny7 13-15, M a week ago

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    I've always been shy in got really bad in middle school I was constantly bullied and made fun of, a lot of people acted as if I weren't even there, they didn't even a acknowledge...
    shaunrain shaunrain 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 16

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    I have had low self esteem for 4 years. After all that happened and all those conflict with my used to be friends, i just didnt want attention to myself anymore. Everytime i get...
    Amature14 Amature14 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    I don't even mind not having high self esteem but can I at least think good about myself
    melrose11 melrose11 18-21, F Mar 26

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    I have been in a long distance relationship for over 5 years now. It was instant love when we spent our first summer together. We absolutely clicked! Being 1000 miles apart and...
    cynic44 cynic44 22-25, F Mar 18

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    The Person who brought me into This world is beautiful-she is also very shallow. She judges everyone and everything on the basis of looks and beauty. Pretty is pathetic, damn you...
    lolaMyheqrt lolaMyheqrt 18-21, F Apr 8

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    Help? I dunno what's up? Dunno what to look for in anxiety and depression advise?
    thatslagsarah thatslagsarah 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago